Today, more and more elderly people are living alone.
In fact, Dr Rosanne Freak-Poli from Monash University recently conducted a study that showed approximately 250,000 Australians over the age of 70 years have experienced or are currently experiencing some form of social isolation. She believes this number will continue to rise over the next ten years.
Combine Dr Rosanne’s findings with the statistics from Bupa below and we have an extremely concerning situation.
- 1 in 3 people over 65 years have a substantial fall in any given year.
- Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospital admissions in people aged 65 years and over.
- 1 in 5 falls may require medical attention.
- A person who falls more than once in 6 months is more likely to fall again.
- 60% of falls occur at home and most are associated with going to the toilet or getting out of a bed or chair.
- Falls account for about a third of all hospitalised injury cases and a fifth of all fatal injury in Australia.
- The estimated average total hospital stay due to an injurious fall by an older person is 15 days.
But there’s a way to help.
Introducing the Rechenberg Medical Alert Alarm…
To give peace of mind when there is an incident, Rechenberg offers a Medical Alert Alarm System that provides immediate assistance at just the push of a button. In the case of an emergency, the person in danger simply needs to press the large red button on their pendant, and an alert is sent straight to our 24/7 monitored Rechenberg control room.
One of our trained operators will answer the call, and take the planned course of action to get help onsite as quickly and efficiently as possible.
With this Alert Alarm System, we are delivering comfort and safety to anyone who lives alone as well as their loved ones.
To find out more about our Rechenberg Medical Alert Alarms, don’t hesitate to contact us today.